March 20, 2017

Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders

One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.

March 16, 2017

Immigrants don’t make up a majority of workers in any U.S. industry

Immigrants made up 17.2% of the total U.S. workforce in 2014, or about 27 million workers. Private households were the biggest immigrant-employing “industry,” followed by textile, apparel and leather manufacturers and the farm sector.

ScienceMarch 14, 2017

For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.

To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.

March 9, 2017

Roughly one-in-five police frequently feel angry and frustrated on the job

Officers’ feelings of frustration and anger are linked to views of the public and police tactics.

March 7, 2017

What the unemployment rate does – and doesn’t – say about the economy

Although the unemployment rate gets most of the attention, the government’s monthly jobs report contains lots of other data that, properly interpreted, can provide a fuller picture of the U.S. economy.

GlobalMarch 7, 2017

In many countries, at least four-in-ten in the labor force are women

Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%.

February 15, 2017

How Hispanic police officers view their jobs

Hispanics are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in local U.S. police departments. Here are key findings about how Latino officers see their jobs.

January 31, 2017

Women may never make up half of the U.S. workforce

New projections indicate that the female share of the labor force will peak at 47.1% in 2025 and then taper off to 46.3% by 2060.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 30, 2017

Most Americans see labor unions, corporations favorably

Americans’ views of both labor unions and business corporations have grown more positive since March 2015.

January 25, 2017

Most officers say the media treat police unfairly

Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.